Engine & Drivetrain
Efficient, durable engine design
Powerful liquid-cooled 518 cc engine is longitudinally mounted, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency. Liquid cooling provides consistent engine operating temperature in extreme conditions for maximum power output and long
Easy and efficient
Convenient electric starting, with an automatic internal-decompression system, gets you going quickly and easily. Also equipped with a recoil starter as back-up.
Dual-Clutch Transmission & New integrated electric reverse shift lever
Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission (plus no belts to slip, break or burn out). DCT features a dual-
Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Tackle any terrain
2WD/4WD system offers three drive modes: 2WD; 4WD with torque-sensing front differential; and 4WD with locked front differential to optimize traction. The system also features a Speed Override mode that can be engaged when the front differential is locked to allow increased wheel speed under severe
Quiet operation, long-lasting performance
A sub-chamber in the air cleaner reduces resonant noise for quieter operation. Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler
High output 595 watt alternator has extra capacity to help power electrical accessories and to keep personal electronics charged.
Chassis & Suspension
Strong and lightweight
Durable double-cradle steel frame developed with Computer-Aided Engineering is sturdy and lightweight for precise handling and a smoother ride.
Suspension arrière indépendante, excellente maniabilité
La suspension avant indépendante à double bras triangulés offre 185 mm de
Proven power steering
This latest iteration of Honda's proven Electric Power Steering System (EPS) features even lighter steering effort and reduced kickback for enhanced comfort while maintaining a strong feeling of control.
Aggressively styled Maxxis tires provide excellent comfort and traction.
Plastic CV joint boots on the front driveshafts are durable and tear-resistant. Plus, sealed steering-knuckle bearings for extended durability.
Excellent stopping power
Inboard rear disc brake is mounted on the rear driveshaft, reducing unsprung weight and keeping the disc out of harm’s way in rugged conditions. Dual front hydraulic disc brakes with large 190 mm rotors provide strong stopping power. The brake calipers feature a built-in scraper system that removes mud
Rugged design, convenient access
Bold bodywork offers excellent mud and debris protection. Clever one-piece tank/side cover design requires no tools for removal, providing quick access for maintenance.
Twin-headlight system features 35-watt headlights with focused light distribution for improved visibility after dark. The headlight dimmer switch makes it easy to
The fuel pump derived from Honda automobile technology is mounted in the fuel tank for better heat isolation and increased filter life.
Full-function instrumentation gives the dash a modern look while providing information at a glance. The display includes speed, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, coolant temperature, clock, gear position indicator, 4WD indicator and even a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it’s time
Substantially larger and thicker than the seats found on more utility focused models, the Rubicon's seats provide all-day comfort. Textured seat cover is cooler
All-steel full-sized front bumper wraps around the headlights, improving protection and adding to the Rubicon's aggressive appearance. The bumper also features an integrated mount for an accessory winch.
New Pro Connect Rack System
New Pro Connect Rack System for accessories. Mount accessories directly and quickly to the rear or front rack of
Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 600 kg (1,322 lb.) towing capacity.
A host of optional accessories allow you to tailor your Rubicon to your needs.